Revolutionary New Treatment Heals Aching Joints and Relieves Chronic Pain fitnationmag October 12, 2016 733 Meet Valentina. A 22-year-old senior at the University of Miami and Captain of the co-ed Hurricanes Cheer Squad, she’s been athletic her entire life. Starting in gymnastics at just 2 years old, she’s won state championships, a silver medal at the Junior Olympics, earned her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and advanced to the High School State Championship for Pole Vaulting. Like many athletes regardless of age, her body absorbed years of abuse and eventually Valentina developed a sports injury in her knee that had her sidelined and unable to perform at even a fraction of her full potential. After being diagnosed with quadriceps tendonitis, also known as jumper’s knee, a sports injury that produced painful inflammation and slight detachment of the tendon that attaches the thigh muscles to the knee, she decided to look for an alternative treatment to help manage her symptoms and heal her sports-related injury. Two weeks after receiving a biologic concentrate injection Valentina was amazed to be back in action at her full capacity- cheering, stunting, and tumbling like she was able to do before her sports injury. At the time, the treatment was only available for celebrity athletes, but with new advances in research and technology, now anyone with chronic joint pain and injuries to their back or joints can access these miracle workers. For the last 4 years, Valentina has been pain free and her sports injury hasn’t returned. How Does it Work? By injecting scientifically-proven ingredients, the body has the tools it needs to stimulate rapid healing, stop tissue breakdown, increase tissue regeneration, and manage pain in injured athletes. Here are the several treatment options available for sports injuries, and how they can benefit you. The Secret Weapon: Biologic Concentrates Biologic Concentrates are found in our blood. When extracted, formulated, and administered in the injection, the cells and plasma compounds have the ability to trigger a healing cascade in the body that reverses damage, regenerates healthy tissue, and offers pain relief in the process. Speed Healing in Mild Injuries: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has had hospital applications for a long time and was used during surgery to speed up incision healing. As part of this protocol, it increases the concentration of platelets to plasma and is beneficial in treating mild sports injuries. Accelerated Healing in Moderate to Severe Injuries: Large Volume Platelet Concentrate (LVPC) During the healing process, your body sends healing cells, known as platelets, to the site of the trauma to jumpstart the healing process. By injecting LVPC into the injury site, the body receives a concentrated boost of healing cells to the area where they more needed, opening up the pathways and greatly accelerating the healing process right away. LVPC gives the body the proteins it needs, called growth factors, that initiate regeneration of the injured tissue. Even in someone with chronic pain or an ongoing sports injury, the injection will trigger the healing cascade and result in fast pain relief and the regeneration of the damaged tissue. The Ultimate Healing Cell: Stem Cells In the case of an extremely severe injury, the body needs help from the ultimate healing cell, Stem Cells. Most injectable treatments will use some recruited stem cells to produce their incredible results, but through this treatment, the stem cells are concentrated to allow for maximum healing. Complex damage to the cartilage, bone, tendons, and ligaments can be healed through stem cell injections. The Perfect Sidekick: Alpha-2 Macroglobulin Concentrate (A2M) The A2M protein in our plasma has the ability to stop tissue breakdown and pain in chronic sports-related injuries, making it the perfect enhancement to any cellular treatment. By combining the concentrate with a treatment, patients will see an enhanced outcome and experience a near instant reduction in pain. Want relief from your pain? Contact The Back and Joint Center in Bonita Springs, FL. We enhance the quality of our patients’ lives using non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments to treat chronic sports-related injury such as knee, back and neck pain, sports & muscle injuries, tendonitis, and ligament sprains. After just one treatment, many of patients that experienced pain from a sports injury are now living pain free! Get off the sidelines, and back in the sport you love. Living in pain or suffering through surgery and a long recovery don’t have to be your only options when correcting your sports injury. Visit www.backandjointcenters.com or call the Back and Joint Center at 239-498-9114 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation today.